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July 12, 2013

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Support Reston Tennis by purchasing a ticket to the Washington Kastles match versus New York.

Free Concert at RTC
Habitat Heroes Projects

Party for Volunteers

Kids' Triathlon



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Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers.
Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.

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RA Pro Shop 
Great prices on Babolat racquets and shoes, and K-Swiss tennis and running shoes. Please call Rob at 703-435-6502.

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
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rhinosCampers Receive Special Visitors

Reston Association campers were visited by Reston founder, Bob Simon, and One More Generation member, Hannah Testa, at Brown's Chapel last week.


Testa, who is just 10 years old, lives in Atlanta and is involved in protecting the environment and saving animals. She has promoted environmental awareness since she was in kindergarten. She spoke to the campers about the plight of African rhinos. Simon, pictured above, signed a petition to save the rhinos.  

Get Involved in Budget Process
Looking for a quick and easy way to get involved in the Reston Association 2014-2015 budget process? Are you an RA member? Make your voice heard on RA's social media pages by addressing the following (click the icons to sign in):

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Reston Association is charged with conserving and protecting the property in Reston and promoting the peace, health, comfort, safety and general welfare of its members. What does that mean to you?

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obitFormer Trust President Dies
Former Reston Historic Trust president, William Nicoson, died of natural causes last Sunday. He was 81. Nicoson also served on the Reston Association Board of Directors and other local committees. Read more on Patch.com.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
concertsConcerts on the Town
Saturday, July 13
7:30-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion

The free summer concert series continues this week with a performance by Alma Tropicali (bossa nova, samba, Brazilian fusion music). For a schedule of remaining concerts, click here.
energyCommunity Energy Fair
Sunday, July 14
1-4 p.m. Free.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, e-mail klpelliott@verizon.net.
Discover alternative energy gadgets and appliances and how to charge devices during a power outage. Watch a solar-cooking demonstration and learn how to make a Voltaic penny battery and light. Meet representatives from Reston Environmental Action (REACT) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to hear about how to make your home more energy efficient. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.
dragonflyDragonfly Count
Sunday, July 14
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free.
Meet at Bright Pond Lane.
Park at the end of the cul de sac.
E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join guest naturalist Kevin Munroe of the Fairfax County Park Authority on the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends.
growthSmart-Growth Presentation
Monday, July 22
7 p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Vally Drive.

Jeff Speck City planner and smart-growth advocate, Jeff Speck, will be the keynote speaker at a community forum entitled "Understanding Urbanization: Building on Reston's Past to Create Its Future." A panel discussion with local design industry leaders, Fairfax County land use planning staff, and commercial development representatives will follow the presentation. Click here to download the flyer.
brunoBruno's Barnyard Bash
Tuesday, July 30
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
North Hills Pavilion, Reston.
$8 RA members; $12 Non-members.
Ages: 18 months-10 years old.

Join Reston Association for a morning of farm-filled fun. Bring the kids by to enjoy crafts, petting zoo, age-appropriate games, delicious food and plenty of photo opportunities. Food and drinks will be provided.
Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information. Rain date is scheduled for Aug. 1.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
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RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved

Habitat Heroes Project
(Formerly Weed Warriors)

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people's yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against poison ivy, thorny plants and biting insects. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Deer Forest Tot Lot
Saturday, July 27
10 a.m.-noon.
Join Habitat Heroes this month and yank out invasive shrubs like Burning Bush and Bush Honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surrounding the Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

volpartyVolunteer Appreciation Pool Party
Friday, Aug. 2 (rain date is Aug. 9)
6-8 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Come spend an evening with your fellow volunteers and let us serve you. Enjoy salsa and dip, a taco bar, door prizes, music, giveaways and more.

Please RSVP to Ha Brock by July 29 at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org
triVolsHelp Needed for Kids' Triathlon
On Aug. 11 at 8 a.m., the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association will be holding the third annual Reston Kids' Triathlon. The event is intended to be a fun opportunity for youngsters to stay active through the summer and learn about the fast-growing sport of triathlon.

kids tri In keeping with the missions of the sponsoring organizations, a number of the participants will be from families who might not be able to afford the entry fee and equipment for the event. Through individual and corporate sponsors, their costs will be covered. All net proceeds from this event will be used for the Y and RA youth scholarship programs.

Volunteers are needed for many different areas and if you would like to support local kids and volunteer for this event, please sign up at: www.restonkidstri.org/volunteer.html.

Volunteers receive a T-shirt and breakfast.

We strongly discourage parents from volunteering if your child is in the race. For more information on the event go to www.restonkidstri.org.

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